Board of Directors

The Willamalane Board of Directors is comprised of five volunteer members elected by Springfield registered voters.  Each board member serves a four-year, “at large” (serves an entire area rather than a specific area)  term of office.

To contact the Board, please send an email to   Please note, emails sent to elected officials are considered public record.

Public Board Meetings & Work Sessions

Public board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in August) and work sessions are held the fourth Wednesday of every odd numbered month, or as needed.  All meetings and work sessions begin at 6:00pm in the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation at 250 S. 32nd Street, Springfield.  
All meetings and work sessions are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.  A sign language interpreter can be provided with 48 hours' notice prior to the meeting date.  Please call (541) 736-4002 to make arrangements.    

Click here to view meeting agendas and minutes

Meet the Board of Directors

board-directors-greg-jamesPresident Greg James was appointed to the board in 2003. Greg was born in Springfield and prides himself on being a multi-generational Springfield citizen. Greg attended Springfield High School, Lane Community College, Portland Community College, and Linfield College and holds his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) professional certification. Besides serving as the longest-standing member of the Willamalane Board, Greg serves/has served on many local boards and committees including; Lane Council of Governments Board of Directors; Lane Council of Governments Executive Committee; Springfield Planning Commission 2010-2018; Springfield Development Code Update Project Technical Advisory Committee; Springfield Development Advisory Committee; Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee; Springfield Tomorrow Committee Chairperson 2005. He enjoys playing guitar and taking bicycle rides and hikes along the wonderful Willamalane paths/trails with his wife Brenda, two grown children and their spouses, and three young grandchildren.

board-directors-denise-beanVice President Denise Bean joined the board in 2011. She grew up in Springfield and attended Churchill High School in Eugene. She attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. Denise has served on the Springfield City Club and Springfield Chamber of Commerce boards. She enjoys traveling, reading and playing the piano. Denise and her husband, Michael, have two teenage children.

board-directors-lee-beyerDirector Lee Beyer was elected to the board in 2015. He moved to Springfield from Nebraska when he was 16. After graduating from Springfield High School, he attended the University of Oregon. Lee was a Springfield City Councilor and an Oregon state senator. He enjoys walking, biking, reading and watching movies. Lee and his wife, Terry, have three adult children.

board-directors-chris-wigDirector Chris Wig
 was elected to the board in 2019. He received his undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto and his master’s degree from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Chris serves our community as a member of the Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board and a founding member of Grupo Latino de Acción Directa.

board-directors-renee-jonesDirector Renee Jones was elected to the board in 2019. She grew up in Eugene and received degrees from North Eugene High School and Lane Community College.  She has served on the Willamalane Park Foundation, the LCC English as a Second Language Advisory Board, the SMART Reading Advisory Board, and the BRING Home and Garden Tour planning committee.  Renee and her husband Scott have four adult children and two dogs and enjoy spending time in the beautiful outdoors.


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